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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features a new investigation into Baylor, NFL prison sentences, and another NBA ownership fight.


  • Texas Rangers initiate investigation into Baylor’s handling of sexual assault claims. Former Baylor coach Art Briles denied any cover-up.
  • Five college baseball players suspended for playing fantasy football.
  • Former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall plans federal lawsuit against NCAA after his 10-year show-cause penalty.
  • Football coach Hugh Freeze likely won’t survive Ole Miss’s NCAA violations scandal.
  • NCAA battles Big Ten over trademark rights.


  • Former NFL player Will Allen sentenced to six years in prison for Ponzi scheme.
  • New Jersey man sentenced to five years in prison for New York Giants seat license scam.
  • Trial in civil lawsuit against the Pouncey twins over a 2014 birthday party brawl scheduled for March 6.
  • Change to scouting combine exclusion rule could be coming.
  • Former quarterback Kordell Stewart files $4.5 million defamation suit against internet video celebrity.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Court approves FantasyDraft deal with bankrupt Fantasy Aces.
  • Bankrupt DFS operator used player funds to pay operating expenses.
  • PGA Tour inching towards more support for daily fantasy golf.
  • West Virginia introduces bill to legalize sports betting.


  • MLB hits back at scouts’ antitrust appeal in the Second Circuit.
  • MLBPA failures evident in Rob Manfred’s comments on the new CBA.

Best of the Rest

  • The Buss family fight for control of the Lakers has gone to court.
  • Michael Phelps and others ask Congress for fair anti-doping system.
  • USADA and UFC announce anti-doping policy changes.
  • Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against two South American soccer officials in wide-ranging FIFA corruption case.
  • How would California’s seven-year opt out law apply to the NHL?
  • Senator Feinstein calls for changes to Olympic sports law to prevent sexual abuse.

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the Supreme Court’s consideration of sports betting, a case that will impact the Redskins’ trademark, and more.

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